Cee-Lo Green...Is the Soul Machine (2004) Intent on proving he's as multifaceted as fellow Dirty South eclectics OutKast, the former Goodie Mobber casts a wide net on his second album. The… 2004-03-02 Cee Lo
Music Review

Cee-Lo Green...Is the Soul Machine (2004)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 02, 2004; Lead Performance: Cee Lo

Intent on proving he's as multifaceted as fellow Dirty South eclectics OutKast, the former Goodie Mobber casts a wide net on his second album. The forays into ''soul'' -- warm, street-party hip-hop R&B like ''My Kind of People'' and ''All Day Love Affair'' -- sparkle, as do his playful raps. But boast-heavy collaborations with Timbaland and Ludacris drag things down. In ''Die Trying,'' Lo writes his own review: ''I can be a pretty good thug/But it wouldn't compare to a great me.''

Originally posted Mar 19, 2004 Published in issue #756 Mar 19, 2004 Order article reprints